Ferris Fright Night

Your guide of tips and tricks to a spooktactular Halloween in Big Rapids

Fearfully Fun Events

Monster Dash 5k:
When: Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
Admission: $15
Where: The race starts at the north quad next to FLITE and ends in Hemlock Park

Cramer Haunted Hotel:
When: Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Admission: One canned good item
Where: Cramer Hall

Haunted Fish Hatchery:
When: Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 31st from 5 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $5 for one floor and $10 for both floors. Receive $1 off your admission if you bring a canned good
Where: Seven miles north of Big Rapids at 22090 Northland Dr., Paris

Four Green Fields Farm Haunted Corn Maze:
When: Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Admission: $4.00
Where: Five miles east of Big Rapids at 16600 160th Ave., Rodney
Contact:  580-1463 and ask for Kevin

Hockey Halloween Party:
When: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. against Alaska
Admission: $1 for costume contest (proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation)
Where: Ewigleben Ice Arena

Top 2012 costumes

Katniss Everdeen
Katniss is the heroine of 2012 who many people know of from “The Hunger Games.” This is a really easy costume you can whip together in no time. All you need is your outdoor gear, braided hair and a fierce attitude.

Justin Verlander
He’s been in the news lately for making a comeback in his season with the Tigers. Now he’s off to the World Series. Are you a sports fan? Just grab your baseball gear and Tigers swag, and you’ll be ready to hit a home run with this costume!

Honey Boo Boo
No one is sassier than TLC’s little ball of fire, Honey Boo Boo. To successfully pull off this spunky redneck pageant princess costume, all you need is faux eyelashes, a blonde bob wig, a diamond tiara, “go-go” juice (Redbull or Mt. Dew) and a pink pillow pet.

Christian Grey
“50 Shades of Grey”
Men, if you want the ladies all over you this Halloween, you cannot go wrong as Christian Grey. All you need is a suit, a grey tie and carry around handcuffs all night.

Replacement Ref
This is going to be a very popular costume this Halloween. All you need is black jogging pants, a ref jersey, an NFL hat, and of course yellow penalty flags and a whistle.

We have all come to love the infamous song “Gangnam Style” by South Korean rapper PSY, so this costume is sure to be a hit. You don’t really need much for this costume except a sharp tuxedo and, most importantly, the “Gangnam Style” dance mastered by the time you get to your Halloween party.

#allyouneed for this #costume is a #t-shirt with a #hashtag on it. Go around #allnightlong saying #sorrynotsorry, #firstworldprobz or #whatever you can think of. Just put a #hashtag in front of whatever you #say and be sure to #YOLO it up!

Pregnant Snooki
Ladies, if you want to be something really classy this Halloween, grab your micro mini dresses, a lot of bronzer and a pillow so you can pull off the pregnant Snooki look.

McKayla’s Not Impressed
Remember when McKayla Maroney took home silver for women’s vaulting in the 2012 Summer Olympics? Do you remember her “unimpressed” facial expression? This has gone viral on the web and will now be a popular costume this Halloween. Find a leotard, create a silver medal, a jacket and wear your unimpressed face, and you will be golden!

“One Halloween I decided to scare my brother. I took a bowling ball and tied a piece of rope to it and took it to my bed. I hid the bowling ball in the closet so it was right against the door. When we went to bed, I started pulling on the rope and it kept banging into the door in the closet door, right next to his bed. He kept on freaking out saying, ‘James, what’s going on?’ and I’m like, ‘I’m over here, what are you talking about?’ He ran out of the room as fast as he could. Best Halloween ever!”
James Torres
Freshman, welding

“My favorite Halloween memory was when my mom dressed me up as a pumpkin when I was six years old. I was so skinny when I was little, so she had to stuff like 15 pillows in the costume to make me actually look like a pumpkin.”
Carman Plank
Sophomore, communications and public relations

“My favorite memory was when I dressed up as a rainbow which was pretty fun! It was a group effort and very colorful. We got a lot of compliments because it was original and unique. I liked it because [the creation of the costume] didn’t occur in my dorm room because there was paint everywhere. The best part was that we even had a leprechaun!”
Kelly Kieffer
Sophomore, pre-pharmacy